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October 15, 2018

Making Groceries in the French Market

Fresh & Local:

Making Groceries in the French Market

That’s right, the Crescent City Farmers Market in the French Market reopens this week! We have all of your favorites back on board. Our returning vendors include the likes of Timmy of Perilloux Produce (he only grows big vegetables!), Mayhew Bakery with the best sourdough baguette in town, Burg’s Bees - our favorite honey vendor, Blue Tara Blueberry Farm with certified organic frozen blueberries and sugar and additive free fruit popsicles, and Four Winds Seafood bringing fresh caught shrimp and whatever else finds its way onto the boat. To round out the options, check out the table at the welcome area, where you can find fruits like satsumas and persimmons, eggs, and more from our Tuesday vendors who can’t make it to the Wednesday market.

Don’t forget about live music every week and fresh and healthy cooking demos every week! Stop by 1235 N. Peters St. Wednesdays from 1-5pm to make your groceries in the Historic French Market. We offer validation for two hours of free parking in the French Market lot along the river if you want to hang around or parking right at the market for market shoppers to grab and go.

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Whole Foods Community Giving Day

On Thursday, October 18th, Whole Foods will be donating 5% of their profits from the Arabella Station, Broad Street and Veterans locations to Market Umbrella! So if you shop there regularly, please try to make your trip on Thursday. Market Umbrella is a non-profit and the many fresh food incentive and kids programs we offer, as well as market operations depend on this type of generosity. Thank you Whole Foods for thinking of us and thank you in advance to everyone who shops any of these three locations on Thursday!

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October is National Farm to School Month

Join us and thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Everyone can celebrate the triple win of farm to school where school kids, small farmers and the local economy all benefit!

If you’d like to participate in our Meet Me at the Market program, where Market Umbrella staff visit classrooms to share lessons on nutrition, local seasonality and provide samples, and then the class pays a visit to the farmers market for interactive educational activities where students can meet farmers, fishers, and ranchers, please contact caryn@marketumbrella.org.

We are also seeking New Orleans public primary schools to partner with to bring all three elements of farm to school. We have funding through a USDA Farm to School grant to build/refurbish school gardens, train teachers/staff to manage and maintain the garden, as well as incorporate curriculum, connect to Harvest of the Month programming, and work with school food providers to incorporate local produce into the menu. There are only two spaces left, and the enrollment period ends October 31st. If you’re interested, please contact angelina@marketumbrella.org.

T-shirt Design Contest

It’s time for a new look, and we need your help! Enter the CCFM T shirt design contest to get your idea on our new shirt! Entries from designers of all ages are welcome!

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Rules:

  • One color design
  • Image must be at least 6” in diameter and 300 dpi
  • One entry per email address
  • Theme – think “farmers market” so food, farmers, fishers, ranchers, seasonality, Louisiana/New Orleans-centric
  • Ok to subtly include your name in the design

Submit your design here or in person at any of our markets. We’ll accept entries through November 5th (entries due by midnight). Voting begins on the 6th and will take place until November 19th. We’ll announce the design that received the most votes – the winner – on November 21st . The winner will receive fame and glory, and a t shirt when it’s printed. The new design will hit the press before the year is up and be available in January, 2019.

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Vendor of the Week:

G&M Goat Farm

Morris and his wife Gloria hail from Wiggins, Mississippi where they raise a happy family of lamb and goats. They started the goat business in 2000 and quickly became the first farm in Mississippi licensed to sell goat meat! Nowadays, their products range from goat cheese to lamb meat, goat milk, and now ice cream. Yup, goat’s milk ice cream! G&M regularly offers vanilla, chocolate, and tutti-frutti flavors and Morris is introducing a new flavor tomorrow - fig! You can learn more about the Richardsons in their three-course interview featured in The Gambit last summer and find G&M Goat Farm selling at every Tuesday market at 200 Broadway Street from 9-1pm.

Tuesday’s Green Plate Special:

Frencheeze Food Truck

Say cheese! Frencheeze Food Truck is slinging the cheese as the Green Plate Special and they’re sure to put a smile on your face. Chef Jason King and his companion Boots are avid market shoppers and prioritize fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a grilled cheese for breakfast, lunch or both Tuesdays in October at 200 Broadway Street from 9-1pm!

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Recipe of the Week:

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

This recipe for sauteed baby bok choy by Weelicious is simple and will highlight the fresh flavor of these savory greens. Try them in stir fry or as an easy side. Pick up your ’choy at Veggi Farmers Co-op or at Two Dog Farms who return tomorrow, or substitute other leafy greens at any of our markets from Monica’s Okra World, Indian Springs Growers Association, River Queen Greens, and more.

What’s your favorite dish to make after visiting the Crescent City Farmers Market? Share your recipes with us on Instagram or Facebook or even Twitter and it might be featured in our weekly newsletter!

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Market Umbrella

 

Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers Market

 

The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.

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